Holiday spam could reach one billion emails

Friday, 2 December 2005, 3:38 AM EST

Email security vendor MailFrontier is warning that the number of spam and phishing messages could top 1bn this Christmas.

Last year 750m mails were sent over the Christmas period, with both bogus sales offers and phishing attacks. The company is also warning of new kinds of social engineering attacks that consumers may be susceptible to.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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